Rare French Mother of Pearl Hafted Gold Mounted Twin Silver Bladed Folding Fruit Knife Black 208

£300.00

Description

Rare French Gold Mounted Mother of Pearl Hafted Twin Bladed Folding Fruit Knife.   The mother of pearl handle is plain, and has a gold cap at either end of the handle.  There are gold rosettes down the length of the handle.  There are two silver blades which are engraved with floral decoration.    The knife dates to around 1730.
 Condition:Good.  The spring is good, as both of the blades snap in and out of the handle.  There is a crack on one side of the handle.   There are two rosettes missing on one side of the handle as well.   Length of the knife open is 8 Inches and closed is 4.2 Inches.

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